This is a guest post by Jonathan Sánchez-Martínez, senior researcher at the Digital Bookstore Initiative at Cornell University.
He joined us from our studio in New York City, where we’re working on a series of posts on how digital book publishers can start to compete with traditional bookstores.
We’re talking about creating a digital book with a chain app.
And we’ll be going through that process next week.
In this episode, we’ll explore what makes a chain book, and what you might be able to do with a chains app.
This is the first of two posts on the Chain App in which we’ll start by looking at the concept of a digital chain book.
A chain book is a book where the author creates a chain of links or connections between various items in the book.
If you’re familiar with the chain of books in fiction, movies, books, or video games, you might think of this as a system that creates links between items in a book.
We’ll take a closer look at this in a bit, but first, let’s look at the basic structure of a chain.
What is a chain?
We’ve seen this in movies, novels, and games before.
For example, in “The Avengers,” the Avengers team has a chain that connects all the Avengers together, including Tony Stark, Iron Man, and Steve Rogers.
In “The Hobbit,” the Fellowship has a large chain of dwarves that connects to each other.
How is a chains book created?
To create a chain, you start with the physical book that you’re writing, and you use that physical book as the base for your digital book.
You then create additional links or links between the physical books in your digital chain.
For instance, you could add a chain linking the two titles “Wanted” and “The Lord of the Rings,” and then create a second chain linking those two books to create a new book in your chain.
If that book is already a chain title, you can use it as a base to build a chain from the physical title to the digital title.
You can then create other links between physical books that add to the chain, or you can build a new chain that extends from one physical book to another.
What kind of links can you create in a chains books?
In a chains ebook, you create a link between two physical books by placing the book in the right order.
If the book is in the top or bottom half of your chain, then you can create a physical link between the two books in the middle of the chain.
You could also add a link to the right of the top book if you want to link it to the top and bottom books, but if you’re trying to create an e-book, then the order doesn’t matter.
How can I create a chains link?
When you create an additional chain, each link is attached to a physical book.
So if you create another chain with a link attached to “The Dark Knight Rises” and a link “The Lion King” to “Wanna Be the Guy,” you have a link that’s attached to the first book, “The Wizard of Oz,” and a physical chain that links “Wagon Train” and its physical book “The Jungle Book.”
But if you add another link to “Lion King” and the physical chain linking “The Princess and the Frog” to the “Winnie the Pooh” book, then it has two physical links that connect to the second book, which is “The Great Mouse Detective.”
In fact, you’re creating an alternate book.
In order to create that chain, there needs to be a physical physical link that goes from the book to the physical item.
The physical link is what you create by placing it in the correct place in the chain and attaching it to a book in a physical space.
If I create another physical book with another link, will it still be linked to the same physical book in my chains chain?
You’re building a chain by using the physical objects in the physical space that you create.
So it might seem like you’re adding another physical link to your chain as a secondary physical book or physical link.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t add more physical objects.
You don’t have to create more physical links between different books.
In fact you could create physical links to more books than just physical books.
The physical book is the book that we create in our digital chain to link up all the books in our chain.
So the physical links are physical objects that we place on the books that are already in the chains chain.
That physical book may be a book that already has a physical title, or a physical copy of the book or other physical book linked to a digital link in the digital chain, and we could create a secondary book